Monday, July 21, 2014

Case Study No. 1453: The Librarian (Atrium Carceri)

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Atrium Carceri - Seishinbyouin
Label: Cold Meat Industry
Catalog: CMI133
Format: CD, Album
Country: Sweden
Released: Sep 2004
Genre: Electronic
Style: Dark Ambient

Liner Notes [Texts Written By] - Donald Persson , Simon Heath
Music By, Artwork By - Simon Heath
Photography - Simon Heath, Martin Montin & Solfrid Berntsen

Atrium Carceri's second album is even better than the first. The theme this time is in an Insane Asylum (Seishinbyouin literally means mental hospital) and it is the sort of music than could send you there. The horror this time is a whole different brand. Whereas the first album created a feeling of fear based on your loneliness amongst the hellish ghosts in the abandoned prison, this album clearly focuses on the recesses of your mind. The voices that whisper to you & the demons that lurk with your soul. There are Japanese voices throughout that must feel like a schizophrenic part of your own personality that you can't quite understand.

"Librarian" has the first English in it ("Don't Be Scared") which of course has the opposite effect than what you assume is the desired result from the words especially as the screaming starts, not as someone in pain but as someone in complete turmoil & mental anguish.

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